Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1985-11-08
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Tapers: Oade Bros
Field: Schoeps CMC441 (TS, 90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade modSONY PCM-F1
Transfer: Master PCM > DAW (via SEKD card) > DSP* > CD data > HD > CDWave 1.7 > Wavelab 4 > mkwACT0.97b (SHN)
Tracking, fades and verification done by dwonk.
First hosted via Bit Torrent February 5, 2004 by macdaddy
- 2004-03-31 13:44:40
- Schoeps CMC441 (TS, 90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade modSONY PCM-F1: Master PCM > DAW (via SEKD card) > DSP* > CD data > HD > CDWave 1.7 > Wavelab 4 > mkwACT0.97b (SHN)
- Rochester, NY
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Oade Brothers
Subject: The mood was good...
Attended this show as an 18 year old sitting out a semester before beginning undergrad years.
Another review here mentions the roar of the crowd after the first hit of Estimated Prophet -- I remember that as the moment the audience was settling in for a good second set, and the tune choice seemed perfect for the mood. You'll also notice the audience singing along, which again confirms calling this tune was right on the money. I had a clear view of Garcia, and I remember him looking at Weir on the first chorus singing "California" with an absolutely beaming smile, while he rocked back and forth on his heels. Of all my memories of the Dead concerts I attended as a teenager, I can't remember any other time Garcia appeared this committed onstage. The jam on this Estimated is particularly inspired, which I remember happening under a low mix of blue and green lights, which had no one in the band spotlit. My compliments to the lighting director, as I still have a very vivid memory of the lighting and this performance that I have carried for many years.
This is a very good quality audience recording; the taper knows a thing or two about mic placement and found a good spot -- aside from that, although the Rochester War Memorial (now Blue Cross Arena) is just another carbon copy concrete ashtray hockey rink, it has surprisingly good acoustics, and steeper side seating that allows a good view from virtually anywhere.
Subject: Great Audience Recording, Great Energy
Many might come across this show because of Revolution and Satisfaction, but those aren't highlights by any standard of mine. If you did come here for that, great, but give the crowd a chance to wow you for once.
Subject: Rock City
Subject: A Little Satisfaction
I enjoy the second set holistically, warts and all. Bob's estimated gets me all excited, Garcia's She Belongs to Me soothes me, and the satisfaction reminds me that every now and then rock and roll can be good. Don't forget space and the other one, giving us a little weirdness to boot.
Subject: Great AUD sound, decent playing...
Subject: duprees diamond in the rough
Subject: Thanks David
PS- 11/7 is even better.
Subject: Hidden Gem
Subject: Great Show
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